What might cause a female sed rate of 29? What other testing should be done to determine the cause?
Sed rate is a very nonspecific inflammatory marker, It can be elevated in numerous infectious and inflammatory diseases: to name a few: rheumatoid arthritis , lupus, connective tissue diseases, and any kind of infection. However, sed rate of 29 is only slightly elevated and may or may not mean anything. Isolated sed rate testing does not provide any answer, it would be helpful to know in what context the test was done.